30-minute weekly radio program for June 1, 2010. Second of two parts.
Anti-war and anti-nuke activist Bruce Gagnon explains how militarism is detroying the American economy and the lives of Americans. In this segment, he discusses the destabilization of the world by (a) the globalization and expansion of NATO and (b) the US's encircling Russia and China with "missile defense" installations. He discusses the increasing dependence of public universities on funding from the Pentagon (in exchange for secret war research); ... the joint support by Republicans and Democrats alike for capitalism, oligarchy, and military empire; ... how spending on peaceful projects creates many more jobs than "defense" spending; ... and why his nickname for Obama is "The Magician."
#117 includes only one question from the very good Q&A. The entire Q&A (34 minutes) is uploaded as a separate file (links on this page).
Recorded live in West Hartford, Connecticut, on April 16, 2010.
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